Police allege mum was tortured before she died
UPDATE: POLICE have alleged the woman who was found buried in a shallow grave north of Brisbane was tortured before her death.
De facto couple John Harris, 42, and Linda Appleton, 40, of Brighton, were remanded in custody after being charged with the murder of mother of four Tia Landers.
ABC online reported the pair were each charged with three counts of deprivation of liberty, torture, murder, unlawful use of a motor vehicle, interfering with a corpse and two counts of unlawful possession of a weapon.
Harris and Appleton did not appear this morning in Redcliffe Magistrates Court where the matter was adjourned until January.
UPDATE: A COUPLE from Brighton have been remanded in custody charged with the alleged murder of Deception Bay woman Tia Maria Jayne Landers.
The pair, a 42-year-old man and 40-year-old woman from Brighton, did not appear in Redcliffe Magistrates Court when the matter was heard this morning.
The case has been held over until January.
EARLIER: Homicide detectives are investigating an alleged murder after a woman's remains were found in a shallow grave on the Sunshine Coast last night.
Two people - a 42-year-old man and 40-year-old woman from Brighton, in the Moreton Bay region - will appear in court this morning, charged with murdering 28-year-old mum Tia Maria Jayne Landers.
A team of police was searching in the Beerburrum State Forest yesterday as part of the Deception Bay woman's missing persons investigation.
Police did not elaborate last night what may have been the cause of death. Her body was found in the bushland at Roys Rd, Beerwah, close to where the remains of Daniel Morcombe were discovered.
Police put a call out for information leading to Ms Landers whereabouts in June, when she was reported missing. She was last seen on June 16, when CCTV cameras recorded her walking into a petrol station at Nudgee in North Brisbane.
Ms Landers, the mother of four children, was the girlfriend of notorious prison inmate Wade Bartz.
She failed to appear in court in May as Mr Bartz's co-accused, over a violent Brisbane home invasion on Australia Day, Newscorp reported.
Mr Bartz's past includes a high-profile jailbreak using bolt cutters and highly publicised affair with his prison psychiatrist.
Mrs Landers' sister, Jamie-Lee Lankin, pleaded in a heartbreaking Facebook post just a few days ago for her return.
"Regardless of what has happened in the past ... you are our sister, daughter, mother and friend," she wrote.
"You may think it's best to stay away but your family needs you back."
Tributes started pouring in on social media last night, as news spread of Ms Landers' death.
Friend Casey Mcintyre wrote on Facebook: "I have known Tia from grade one, it's very sad to hear this.
"Thinking of her beautiful children and family."
Another friend, youth worker Shona Anne Williamson, wrote: "Words cannot say how much you had a place in my heart and always will."